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Discussion Franaise / Re: Les dbuts en microstock photo
« on: November 12, 2018, 11:57 »
heres the answer in english:



A hundred photos is really very little.
Today It is difficult to have sales with a small portfolio, even if it is of very good quality.
In addition there is more and more competition ... not always very loyal - a lot of spam on Shutterstock for example (portfolio with hundreds of similar images or simply duplicated). So our images are lost (buried) among others. A needle in a haystack ...
I think you can start to see entries, minimal but fairly regular, with a portfolio of about 1000 images. Of course it also depends on the topics you propose and their uniqueness. The "thing" is to have rather unique images but also worthy of interest, which is increasingly difficult when sites like Shutterstock offer 200 million images ...
If 10 years ago it was worth getting into the world of microstock, today, from my point of view, the game is not worth the candle: too much work for too little results.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Who signs the property release?
« on: November 10, 2018, 12:34 »
You had to ask permission of the home owner to go in and take the photos, so you would need a property release signed by the owner. But I can see circumstances where you mght need one from the manufacturer too. For instance, if they use a certain wallpaper design unique to their homes, and they recognized it in a photo, it might be an issue. Its so difficult today, everything seems to be a design with a copyright.

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Off Topic / Re: Stop The Hate - VOTE!
« on: November 08, 2018, 20:06 »
If Trump wants respect then he needs to show it to the press, and he doesnt. What goes around, comes around. POTUS is the ultimate position to be a leader and lead by example, and he should be held to a higher standard, but he acts about as low as you can get. Some of us dont call him our President.

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Off Topic / Re: Stop The Hate - VOTE!
« on: November 08, 2018, 19:16 »
Acosta is very rude not just to Trump but Sarah as well, I have no pity for him and I would have ejected him long ago!! If you can not be a responsible reporter then get out, when the president, any president asks you t stop then do it! Acosta is like a 3 year old ask the same questions over and over again.


And Trump isnt rude? Dont you think making fun of a handicapped person in front of reporters, cameras, the world, is rude? Cracks me up, the Trumpeteer logic.

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The dog is mine and the person holding her is my son.


So it would be easy for you to submit the model release for your son. That way you dont have to worry. Personally, I would say you dont need one, but yes, depends on the agency, and some agencies would say that someone could recognize themselves from the clothes. Silly, but... Bottom line, their game, their rules.

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Adobe Stock / Re: Important Fotolia Announcement
« on: November 08, 2018, 13:32 »
I went to my fotolia dashboard this morning, I was already logged in. I didnt get a redirect to Adobe, everything worked as always.

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Adobe Stock / Re: Important Fotolia Announcement
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:30 »
Hi all,

Unfortunately the Adobe Stock contributor portal is down right now. We are working on it and will post an update when it is back up. Very sorry for the inconvenience!

Kirsten Harris
Adobe


Thanks for the update. You should have Leaf get you a Verified badge, so we know you are actually from Adobe. Usually Mats our guy.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: New FREE Stock Selling Course
« on: November 04, 2018, 07:28 »
Its incredible how negative the members of this forum have become...

I feel watching the course is certainly time better spend than reading this forum of negativity. So, thanks mindstorm.

By the way, a certain Mat Hayward is heavily featurd in the course.


Well, for most, microstock is in a negative slump, so only makes sense that people are feeling negatively. But I gave you a +1 for mentioning watching the course and saying that Mat Hayward is in it.

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Yes. I have had a couple offers, too, they never seem to go anywhere.

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I don't understand the offer being made - but no, I haven't heard of Shutterstock buying out images before.

What I don't understand is that copyright transfer to Shutterstock is a one time legal transaction for which I would expect a one time payment from SS. Once they own the copyright they are free to do what they want with the image(s).

If they're talking about minimum payout for the first year with the possibility of more money later, that doesn't sound like a copyright transfer but a complex rights managed deal.

If the restrictions on the sister images are forever, I'd suggest that you try and sell the copyrights to all of the images rather than give away any earnings for sister images at all images for all time, particularly if the subject matter/people/props/location is one where you have many images that would no longer be licensable.

$1,500 is a nice royalty, but they're asking for a lot of rights, so don't shortchange yourself.

Quite right! they dont buy images outright!  why should they!


Shutterstock isnt buying it...they are buying it on behalf of a client. That happens sometimes.

For 1 yr exclusivity, I would take $1500, assuming I dont make anywhere near that in a year on the image.

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if you google a2zp30.com and search for Shutterstock you find tons and tons of stuff to download. Can anybody tell me, why Shutterstock does not stop this site?


By posting that, you are just helping them.

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Well, Northwest Dreams has been a member here for a number of years, so at least its not someone who signed up two days ago. I also changed my password, just in case. On one hand, I can imagine SS not wanting to cause a panic by announcing a hack, on the other, based on what others here report, would they even have the capability of knowing there was a hack, given the sorry state the site is in?

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But it's never told to contributors by SS. If they terminate for this, they had to inform us i guess


From the Terms of Service:
f. If your account is terminated for any reason, you must obtain written authorization from Shutterstock prior to establishing another account. You may not have more than one active contributor account at any time without the written consent of Shutterstock in each instance.

I've read this. What do you mean ? I've said they should told us "contributors each should use differen IP address".


You dont have to use two different IP addresses. You have to open one account in your name, use your work, your email, and use your payment details. Your aunt has to open her own account, in her name, use her own work, her own email, and use her own payment details. Two separate accounts, just like the Terms of Service say. Did you do all of that? If yes, then you need to explain to Shutterstock. No one here can clear it up. As has already been said, many people use computers in the same place with the same IP address, but they either have a corporate account, or their own, separate account. I have a feeling you have intermingled some of those account details and that is what triggered the suspicion, not the IP address. It has been explained several times to you now. Explain to SS.

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But it's never told to contributors by SS. If they terminate for this, they had to inform us i guess


From the Terms of Service:
f. If your account is terminated for any reason, you must obtain written authorization from Shutterstock prior to establishing another account. You may not have more than one active contributor account at any time without the written consent of Shutterstock in each instance.

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Derek is Lagereek but Tyler has failed to follow his own rules in the OP and not ban derek, i have seen derek a few times  calling people naz.is and other rude behavior., just a reason not to post here, there are other forums where they really have no place for such behavior


There is a handy link at the bottom of posts where you can report the post to the moderator. Have you done that? Tyler might not see every argument or name calling that goes on here.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock has terminated your account.
« on: October 25, 2018, 06:05 »
"Me too."
Maybe we need a women's only section of this forum. Guys seriously this is insulting to all of us.

I shiver every time I read a comment like this. Step by step women get closer to using Burkhas, and worse of all, willingly. You should fight to be a recognized and valuable participant of the society, to be present in all areas, and not to be removed from it and much less by voluntary action.

Plus, your comment accused and condemned ALL the men in this forum as offenders because ONE made a comment that it's disrespectful to women.
 
The fact that most men understand, or at least start to understand that some things are disrespectful to women and should not be said, breaking thousands of years of culture and tradition to acknowledge women as equals, doesn't seem to hold any value to you.

I don't know what it's worse, the crude comment from one man, or your crude stereotyping of men and apartheid mentality. Maybe we should start having water fountains and park benches for women only.

Here's a thought, just push men to the back of the bus and reserve the front to women. That way you won't have man staring at you as you pass and it's safe since ALL men are abusers.

Unbelievable!


I guarantee there is more than one man on this site that makes those types of comments, or has that mentality regarding women. Yes, most here are respectful, men and women alike...some are not.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock has terminated your account.
« on: October 24, 2018, 19:01 »
guys thanks but it should be a mistake. I haven't do anything wrong.


Clearly shutterstock thinks you have or they wouldnt have suspended your account. Ask them for specifics of what you did wrong.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock has terminated your account.
« on: October 24, 2018, 09:30 »
Did you purchase your own images, did you open one or more account, do you and a friend share an account, do you share a paypal account, credit card fraud (maybe not even your fault?) stuff like that. You might do a search here, lots of these types of posts. Might give you an idea of things that might cause an account suspension. They typically do not suspend for no reason, but they can make a mistake, just like everyone can. Read through their terms and see if you have violated anything there. Or maybe they can be more specific. Others will probably give you more ideas about what might cause a suspension.

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Send a tweet to Trump. He loves Russians and can get you hooked up.  ;)

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Designers buy images. Leave type out. As soon as you put type in, you have limited the use of your photograph. Edit: OP mentioned in a private mail that he is doing illustrations, not images. So if he is providing vectors, its a different story. You would need to look at the license for the font you are using. Sometimes they are only licensed for personal use, other times they allow commercial use.

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Adobe Stock / Re: Strange account activity
« on: October 19, 2018, 10:27 »
A search would bring this up. Just talked about last week or so.


http://www.microstockgroup.com/fotolia-com/inaccurate-data-showing-at-ft/


 :-[ :-[ :-[
Thank you cathyslife, I feel embarrassed now that I did not find it myself...



No worries, but usually if theres a problem, somebody has already spotted it, complained, and started a topic. 😄

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Adobe Stock / Re: Strange account activity
« on: October 19, 2018, 09:35 »
A search would bring this up. Just talked about last week or so.


http://www.microstockgroup.com/fotolia-com/inaccurate-data-showing-at-ft/


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In just about every instance of contributors reporting something like this, it always comes out in the end that yes, something was done, maybe unknowingly on said contributors part, maybe not, that was against the sites rules. Hence the closing of accounts. I have been with shutterstock since 2004 and have never had any such problems. But with the way the site has gone downhill, its possible they have messed something up. It will be interesting to hear what happened.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Property release for a plane??
« on: October 13, 2018, 15:02 »
If you were standing in the field on private property, you need a property release. I dont think its the plane that is the problem.

I'd need a release for the air above or for indefinable corn? Are you serious?


No I am just joking! LOL You are just being silly. Have you never had to supply a property release for an image? Ask istock they are the ones rejecting the video. They must be the stupid ones!  ;)

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